- acoustic guitars
- classical guitars
- electric guitars
The Suzuki Violin Company was established in 1887 by Masakichi Suzuki and has been making guitars since the early 1900s. Following the second World War the company was restructured into two parts: the Suzuki Violin Company, which later became the Kiso Suzuki Violin Company (run by one of Masakichi's sons Kikuo) and the Suzuki Violin Manufacturing Company came to be called the Nagoya Suzuki Violin Company (run by another one of Masakichi's sons, Umeo).
Nagoya Suzuki made violins and other stringed instruments. Their acoustic and classical guitars were typically sold under the suzuki or Three-S brand names. Nagoya Suzuki stooped making guitars in the late 1980s, but is still an important manufacturer of orchestral stringed instruments and mandolins.
There was also a separate Suzuki Manufacturing Company, established in 1953 by Manji Suzuki, which has nothing to do with the Kiso or Nagoya Suzuki factories.